What is the best treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Various. Treatment of hocm depends on the symptoms: initially a combination of medications will be used (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers), but if symptoms progress, surgical myomecyomy or alcohol septal ablation may be indicated. Some patients with risk factors may need implantable cardiac defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death.
Depends. Treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy depends on the severity and the symptoms: initially a combination of medications will be used (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers), but if symptoms progress, surgical myomecyomy or alcohol septal ablation may be indicated. Some patients with high risk factors may need implantable cardiac defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death.
It varies. Very mild cases require only close follow up without treatment. Many patients are managed with medications, such as beta blockers and/ or calcium channel blockers. Severe cases may receive more invasive treatments including surgery or catheter interventions.

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Tell me about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. Read more...

How can you get hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Genetic defect. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by a mutation in one of several genes that codes for cardiac contractile proteins (sarcomeric proteins.) typically, these are inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Spontaneous mutations do occur. Over 50% of people have an affected parent, but disease expression is variable. Read more...

What people are affected by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in about 1 in 500 people in the general population. However, it occurs in a hereditary form more than 50% of the time and therefore relatives of people with this disease should be screened for it. Read more...
Depends. If its severe it usually affects atheletes and active people pts can have an arrythmia leading to sudden death. It can cause pts to faint. Especially if dehydrated. Treatment with a beta blocker and maybe a defibrillator. Read more...

Please tell me, could I get hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Not acquired. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by mutations of the proteins that make up the contractile apparatus of the heart, in general. That means it is not something you "get." generally, if you have the genetic makeup to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, you should have evidence (abnormal echocardiogram) by 43 years of age, so if you have a normal echocardiogram you aren't going to develop hcm. Read more...

How do I figure out if I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

See cardiologist. Interested to know why you have this particular concern…I assume there is a family history? In any event, a screening ECG will be helpful, as these are generally markedly abnormal in the setting of HCM. An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) can also assess for hypertrophy, and there may be genetic testing available if another family member has been diagnosed and a gene identified. Read more...

What exercise must be avoided with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic. Most people with HCM are advised to avoid playing competitive sports, with the possible exception of some low-intensity sports (eg, golf, billiards). Certain recreational sports are also not advised. Read more...

Is there a connection between bbb and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

THERE IS A. Correlation between hcm and sudden death, whether bbb abnormalities have been detected, present or not. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: caused by a mutation in one of several genes for heart muscle proteins. Heart muscle becomes thick. HCM can be inherited or can arise spontaneously. The main clinical concern is that in some cases it is assoc with an increased risk of sudden death. Athletes with cardiac arrest during sports are often found to have HCM. This condition needs expert management. . Read more...